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I don’t get to say it too often, but I kinda outdid myself in the kitchen tonight.
Michael didn’t come home for lunch, because he had a ton of admin to do at work for month end. So he grabbed a Nando’s burger. And I had a vetkoek from Spar which was surpisingly delicious.
The point is, though, that we weren’t particularly hungry for supper. And as we’d both already had meat for the day, I thought I might just make some pasta. I don’t do the pasta thing a lot, and Michael does enjoy it.
I had bought a jar of readymade All Joy Tomato and Basil pasta sauce earlier. (This was probably the key ingredient.)
So I cooked some spaghetti, and at the same time, diced half a medium sized butternut and steamed it while the pasta was boiling away.
I think both were done in about 15 mins.
I strained the spaghetti, tossed in the butternut chunks, as well as some feta cheese that I had cut into blocks, and then put the whole lot back on the stovetop for a minute or two, along with a couple of dollops of the pasta sauce from the jar. Then I ground some black pepper on top of it, and some cinnamon (to go with the butternut) and mixed that in, too.
Done. I don’t think it took even twenty minutes.
And boy, was it delicious! I only hope that it wasn’t some supernatural fluke that I can never again replicate, lol.
It really was that good. Even better than the butternut and feta pasta at Panarotti’s
I think this may become a regular on our menu. It was very tasty, cheap to make and filling. Neither of us felt hungry again, and normally we get a little peckish later on because we go to bed late.